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Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook

By : Donabel Santos, Paul Banoub
Book Image

Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook

By: Donabel Santos, Paul Banoub

Overview of this book

Tableau is a software tool that can speed up data analysis through its rich visualization capabilities, and help uncover insights for better and smarter decision making. This book is for the business, technology, data and analytics professionals who use and analyze data and data-driven approaches to support business operations and strategic initiatives in their organizations. This book provides easy-to-follow recipes to get the reader up and running with Tableau 10, and covers basic to advanced use cases and scenarios. The book starts with building basic charts in Tableau and moves on to building more complex charts by incorporating different Tableau features and interactivity components. There is an entire chapter dedicated to dashboard techniques and best practices. A number of recipes specifically for geospatial visualization, analytics, and data preparation are also covered. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained confidence and competence to analyze and communicate data and insights more efficiently and effectively by creating compelling interactive charts, dashboards, and stories in Tableau.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook
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Creating a sparkline with indicators

Sparklines are really small, compressed charts that are good for showing a high level volatility or trends in data.

In this recipe, we will create a sparkline with additional indicators at the line end.

Getting ready

To follow this recipe, open B05527_02 – STARTER.twbx. Use the worksheet called Sparkline with Indicators, and connect to the DOHMH New York City Restaurant data source.

How to do it...

The following are the steps to create a sparkline with indicators at the end:

  1. From Dimensions, drag Inspection Date to the Filters shelf.

  2. When prompted on what to filter, choose Years.

  3. In the next window, under the General tab, select all years except 1900.

  4. From Dimensions, drag Cuisine Description to the Filters shelf and under the Top tab, select Top and 15 by Sum of Number of Records.

  5. From Dimensions, drag Cuisine Description to the Rows shelf.

  6. From Dimensions, right-click drag Inspection Date to the Columns shelf, and choose continuous month. This is the fourth field...